With more than 100 years and four generations of Siegel family tradition under its belt, Siegel Bros. Marketplace offers fresh daily catches and sustainably farmed, Marine Stewardship Council-certified seafood products.
Founded: 1912 (Mount Kisco location opened 2017)
Lesser-Known Fish to Try at Home: Spanish mackerel
Must-Try Takeout Items: Cod stir-fry with peppers, onions, and ginger-soy-honey sauce; swordfish kebabs
Chef Dave Nevins’ Top Tip: Don’t be afraid of broiling. “Fish can be very intimidating as it is…. A lot of fish broils very well, especially if it’s marinated. It’s a rapid cooking procedure, so it tends to work well with thinner fish.”
39 S Moger Ave, Mount Kisco; 914.864.0690
Mon–Sat 9 a.m.– 8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Located just four doors down from their restaurant, Eastchester Fish Gourmet, owners Monica Lavin and Rick Ross sell the very same fish and cuts available to sit-down diners. They select and fillet their own fish daily from Fulton Fish Market, to ensure the highest level of freshness. While their preference is for wild and never frozen — especially for salmon — Lavin does suggest Greek branzino (European sea bass) as a delicious farmed option.
Lesser-Known Fish to Try at Home: John Dory. Try it grilled, sautéed, or poached.
Must-Try Takeout Items: Mahi mahi, yellowfin, or shrimp tacos
Daily Specials: Monday Night: $29.95 for 1½ lb Maine lobster with baked potato and coleslaw
Thursday Night Raw Bar: $1 clams, $1.25 varietal oysters, $1.50 wild shrimp cocktail
Most Commonly Asked Customer Question: “How do I know if the fish is fresh?”
837 White Plains Rd, Scarsdale; 914.725.3450, Ext 2
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Fjord Fish Market specializes in wild-caught and transparently, responsibly raised seafood. With four Fairfield locations and one in Westchester, Fjord’s team helps folks in both counties with every stage of the shopping experience, from species and cut selection to preparation: “That’s one of the reasons some shy away from seafood,” says principal Jim Thistle. “It’s intimidating and expensive. All of our fishmongers are trained in each fish, to be able to give at least one or two different cooking methods or seasonings.”
Founded: 1990 (Larchmont location opened 2015)
Lesser-Known Fish to Try at Home: Arctic char. According to Thistle, this is a family-friendly fish with a good price point and a mild taste that usually goes over well with kids. It’s also versatile for cooking, so you can toss it on the grill, pan sear it, and more.
Must-Try Takeout Item: Hawaiian-style poké bowl: rice or salad base with choice of cooked or raw seafood and toppings like mango and edamame.
Cooking Tip: For perfectly grilled fish, the general rule is 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
134 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont; 914.341.1437
Mon–Sat 10 a.m.– 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Every member of the staff at this mainstay, which just celebrated its 38th anniversary, can tell you where your seafood originated, if it’s sustainably farmed or fished, and if it has been frozen at any point. If you need a recommendation on how to prepare your purchase, the staff will never offer up the same recipe twice.
Don’t cook? Mt. Kisco Seafood has many prepared dishes, like this seafood risotto.
Lesser-Known Fish to Try at Home: Barramundi
Must-Try Takeout Item: Sushi parfaits, one of the more modern options from Chef James Cheung’s raw bar.
Famous Clients: So many they’ve instituted a “No asking for autographs” employee policy.
Most Commonly Asked Customer Question: Owner John DiMauro had a T-shirt printed with his own FAQs: “Of course it’s fresh.” “No, it’s not farm-raised.” “325-350ËšF for 20-30 minutes.” “No, we can’t get it; it’s on conservation.” “Yes, Best of Westchester again.”
477 Lexington Ave, Mount Kisco; 914.241.3113
Mon–Fri 9 a.m.– 7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.– 6 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Ernie Kneuer, grandson of the restaurant’s namesake, opened The Market at Gus’s in 2014, right next door to Gus’s Franklin Park Restaurant. Always fresh and never frozen, both wild and farmed seafood is delivered daily to provide the community with the very same seafood — as well as gourmet meats, produce, and more — used in the restaurant’s classic dishes. They even post recipes to the website in case you’d like to try your hand at some of Gus’s menu favorites.
Founded: Gus’s, 1931; The Market, originally 1995, expanded 2014
Must-Try Takeout Items: Poached salmon filets, crab cakes, stuffed scallop shells.
Famous Clients: After 86 years, a host of photos line the walls of the restaurant, including Paul Newman and clam-fan Anne Hathaway.
Most Commonly Asked Customer Question: “Is it fresh or frozen? Was it ever frozen?” “When did it come in?” “Is it wild or farm-raised?” “Why is it so expensive? (Answer: See previous question?)”
120 Halstead Ave, Harrison; 914.835.5321
Mon-Sat 10 a.m.– 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
La Mer boasts fresh and prepared dine-in, takeout, and even local delivery options. Gluten- and dairy-free meals are more the norm than exception here, as is its selection of top-notch seasonal and regional wild catches.
Lesser-Known Fish to Try at Home: Greenland halibut (aka turbot). White, flaky fish, a little fattier than sole and a nice alternative to more expensive fish. Average filet about 1 lb and available fresh and frozen.
Must-Try Takeout Items: Best of Westchester-nominated lobster rolls, plus a salmon-pesto-Monterey sandwich: seared filet with homemade pesto, tomato, and cheddar cheese on a ciabatta hero.
Famous Clientele: Mariah Carey and ex-husband Tommy Mottola, Chevy Chase, Brendon Fraser, Chazz Palminteri.
Most Commonly Asked Customer Question: “Is it fresh?” “Is it wild-caught?”
407 Main St, Armonk; 914.273.1766
Mon–Fri 9 a.m.– 6:30 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.